New year, new learning model for some Treasure Valley schools

Posted at 6:03 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 09:04:36-05

BOISE, Idaho — A new year brings a new semester and new learning models for some Treasure Valley students.

Starting January 19, both Boise and Nampa school districts will implement revised learning models. Boise returns to a hybrid model while the Nampa School District will allow in-person learning for Pre-K and elementary students. Nampa's middle school students will continue hybrid learning.

The West Ada School District held its first regular board meeting of the year this week. The district currently has kindergarten through 5th-grade students on an in-person model with grades 6 through 12 on a hybrid model, designating Mondays as a remote learning day.

West Ada officials say they will not address modification to their learning models, unlike other districts, because West Ada hasn't had any reported outbreaks.

"There is no evidence indicating that we should go back to a hybrid model where we should move to remote," says District Spokeswoman, Char Jackson.

Jackson says elementary school principals will continue to work with medical professionals to monitor activities like lunch and assess what protocols are working and what could be improved.